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5th Edition of Youth Cinema and Short Films Festival to Kick off Friday

DAMASCUS-The fifth edition of the Youth Cinema and Short Films Festival will kick off on Friday at Dar Al Assad for Culture and Arts in Damascus.

52 films from 5 countries in addition to a number of Syrian films will participate in the Festival.

According to SANA, the Festival is held by the Ministry of Culture and the National Film Organization in cooperation with Dar Al Assad and will continue till May 3.

Actress Nadin Khouri One of the Pillars of Syrian Drama

The Arab Cultural Centre at Abou Roumaneh in Damascus recently held dialogue evening with famous Syrian actress "Nadin Khouri" to highlight her eventful career and to honor her as one of the pillars that contributed to the development of the Syrian drama and the country's art life in general.

During the evening, Khoura was awarded by the Ministry of Culture with a certificate of appreciation and a shield of honor for her works over the past forty years during which she starred in140 TV series, 10 movies, and two plays. 

The talented actress Nadin talked about her family, saying "I grew up in Damascus within a family which liked culture and literature and respected dialogue and traditions". "This encouraged me to enter the world of acting. At the age of fifteen, I started working in TV commercial advertisements with my late brother George Lutfi al-Khouri," she added.

"Artisans for the Environment" Exhibition in Lattakia


An "Artisans for the Environment" Exhibition has recently been held in Lattakia.

The Syria Times e-newspaper toured the exhibition and met a number of participants in the event who stressed the importance of holding such an events to show the sweetness of the spirit among the Syrian artists and their commitment to the environmental issues.

Engineer Maya Yassin, head of Environmental Awareness Department at the Environment Directorate, said: "We are seeking, within the plan of the Environmental Awareness Department in the Environment Department, to raise the level of environmental awareness among citizens through holding various activities in the form of environmental initiatives such as cleaning campaigns in the streets and neighborhoods, exhibitions, tours and interactive activities within schools.

Syrian Women Artists Celebrate International Women's Day

Under the Patronage of Dr. Najah al-Attar, Vice President, Al-Sayed art gallery recently held an art exhibition entitled "Syrian Women a History and Civilization" marking International Women's Day. The exhibition showcased 30 artistic painting and sculpture works by six women artists.

Artists Nadia Naeem, Sarab Arous, Ghada Haddad, Noha Jabbara, Vivian Sayegh and Lina Dib each presented her own vision on woman using different styles and techniques inspired by different Syrian experiences, ideas and ancient personalities.

Adnan Azzam Unmasks Hidden Face of War on Syria before French Public Opinion

With a view to confirming the concomitance of military, political and cultural victories as a guarantee of the continuity of Syria’s active presence in the international arena, the cultural project entitled ‘Syria, the World’ was launched in 2017.

The project comes within the program of world dialogue launched by the Baath Arab Socialist Party (BASP) during a French delegation’s visit to Damascus and it aims to convey the beautiful image of Syria to the whole world, Adnan Azzam, the Syrian expatriate and writer who is living in France told the Syriatimes e-newspaper.